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Botanical Name:Dianella longifolia var. longifolia
synonym:   Dianella laevis
Common Name:blueberry lily , blue flax-lily , pale flax-lily , smooth flax lily
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Lily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk), Cottage, Indigenous Plant Use
Indigenous Plant Use:Dark blue or purple berries edibleCAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30-80 cm x 50 cm
Foliage:Spreading bright green strap leaves 20-80 cm x 4-12 mm, V-shaped or Y-shaped in cross section, usually smooth on edges and midrib, not sheathed at base. Bases often purplish.
Flowers:Pale blue. Pale yellow anthers, orange swelling on stalk, August-January. Open flowerheads, petals spreading to slightly turned back, flower stem higher than leaves. Berries shiny pale to mid blue. Flowers open in afternoon.
Upright, narrowly tufted perennial, usually single clumps or with short underground stems. Clumps sometimes fan-shaped at base. Attractive clumping plant for rockeries, cottage gardens and underplanting of established trees. Birds like the berries.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)
Lomandra longifolia

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